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Tyrrell’s Special Release Shiraz Pinot 2021

It's 90% shiraz and 10% pinot noir and a...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $35
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2026
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Posted in Hunter Valley, pinot noir, shiraz et al1 Comment

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Vino Volta Methode Ancestrale Chenin Blanc 2021

Swan Valley way and chenin blanc and a v...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $36
Closure : Crownseal
Drink : 2021 - 2022
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Tinc Set Ancestral 2019

From Penedes and parellada and xarel-lo ...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 11.5%
Price : $42
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2023


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Posted in Pétillant Naturel, preservative free, Spain0 Comments

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Ostal Levant Zamble 2019

Cahors and malbec but not as you'd know ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $62
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2025


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Antonio Madeira Tinto 2018

From Dao in Portugal, organic farming, a...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $55
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2027


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Posted in organic, other reds, Portugal0 Comments

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Filipa Pato William Wouters Dinamica 2020

A blend of bical and arinto, separately ...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 11.5%
Price : $42
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2024


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Posted in biodynamic, natural wine, other whites, Portugal0 Comments

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Domaine Elodie Jaume A En Perdre le Soufre Cotes du Rhone 2020

A beautiful organic producer, this wine ...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : OCT21
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $42
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2021 - 2025


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Posted in grenache et al, organic, preservative free, Rhone Valley, shiraz et al, Tip Top Tipple, Top Value0 Comments

blenda

Battles Blendaberg 2021

Riesling, gewurz, grigio from the Swinne...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.50%
Price : $32.00
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030
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Battles Riesling 2021

Beautiful labels, great wines emerging f...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.00%
Price : $34.00
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2035
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mimimrose

Minim Metcalfe Shiraz Rose 2020

Deliberately given oxidative/ullaged tim...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.50%
Price : $38.00
Closure : Crownseal
Drink : 2021 - 2025
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tex

Martin Texier Vigne de la Carriere Brexeme Rouge 2020

All syrah. Great, second gen natural win...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 13.50%
Price : $57.60
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2027


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Posted in Rhone Valley, shiraz et al0 Comments

lavalse

Laurent Saillard la Valse 2020

Pineau d'Aunis, usually a red wine, but ...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.00%
Price : $44
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2023


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Selene Beaujolais Village 2020

Warmer harvest in Beaujolais, it seems t...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 13.00%
Price : $54.40
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2030


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Domaine Bobinet Ida 2018

A chenin blanc done for three weeks on s...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 13.50%
Price : $120.00
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2030


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ottantotto

Shobbrook Ottaantotto 88 2019

Dry grown vineyard, two hectares, but 50...

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Rated : 95 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.50%
Price : $140
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2021 - 2030
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poco

Shobbrook Poco Rosso 2021

Older vines produce whole bunch fruit an...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.90%
Price : $40.00
Closure : Crownseal
Drink : 2021 - 2023
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shobfranc

Shobbrook Cabernet Franc 2021

Super small berries, gentle winemaking.
...

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Rated : 94 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.50%
Price : $40.00
Closure : Crownseal
Drink : 2021 - 2024
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sammion

Shobbrook Sammion 2021

Cooler harvest. Vine Vale location.

L...

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Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.50%
Price : $43.20
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2021 - 2023
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Posted in Barossa Valley, semillon et al0 Comments

Fabrice Chaillou Les Margas 2019

Rochefort-sur-Loire is the source and ch...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 13.00%
Price : $61.00
Closure : Diam
Drink : 2021 - 2024


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Cullen Mangan Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2021

And I'm right back in my seat at the Cul...

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Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Oct-21
Alcohol : 12.50%
Price : $32.00
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2021 - 2030
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Posted in Margaret River, sauv blanc et al0 Comments

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